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    10-08-2007, 08:16 AM
  #1
Trained
split mane...can i fix it???

My mare has one of those pain in the bum manes that is half on one side and half on the other. Is there any way I could train her mane to sit on one side??

Also, my warmblood gelding has quite a thick mane, which isnt a huge problem but he has a strip running down one side that is about an inch long and then his mane is fine on the other side. Whats the deal with that?? Is it something I can fix?? Im thinking if that's his natural mane it would make it very hard to spiffy it up for a show, if we ever get to one lol that's all up to him hehehehehe
     
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    10-08-2007, 10:19 PM
  #2
Weanling
Freckles has one of those crazy manes as well!! I think I have heard that braiding the mane and leaving it in for a while can help.
     
    10-08-2007, 10:22 PM
  #3
Trained
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Originally Posted by sparky
Freckles has one of those crazy manes as well!! I think I have heard that braiding the mane and leaving it in for a while can help.
are you talking about plaiting it on the side I want it to be on? Do skinny hoods really work? I've never had to use on so I have no idea I just know they are supposed to work lol

I don't know why it annoys me. I think its my passion for symmetry hehehehe
     
    10-09-2007, 01:30 AM
  #4
Foal
We've had a mare in the past with a split mane. We used the braiding technique and worked great. Just braid the entire mane from the side you want the mane to fall on in about one inch sections. It takes forever! If you have a mane tamer to put over the braids, you won't have to braid as often. If I remember correctly, it only took a few weeks before it was whipped into shape. Good luck!
     
    10-28-2007, 08:56 AM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by whinruss
We've had a mare in the past with a split mane. We used the braiding technique and worked great. Just braid the entire mane from the side you want the mane to fall on in about one inch sections. It takes forever! If you have a mane tamer to put over the braids, you won't have to braid as often. If I remember correctly, it only took a few weeks before it was whipped into shape. Good luck!
hey thanks for that!! Its all done now :) took about 12 days. I only braided them once and then took them out on the 12th day. Her mane stays on the one side now yay :)

Thanks everyone for their help :)
     
    10-30-2007, 11:42 AM
  #6
Foal
The braiding is cheap, easy, and quite effective! My mare's mane tends to need it once every couple of years to stay where we want it. From practice with her and other horses I've found a few tricks that make it work even better: braid after a bath or hosing when the mane is clean and wet, and don't braid the full length of the mane. Instead of braiding all the way to the tip of the hair, only braid about half way down. It tends to lay flatter that way and not go cadywampus when left in for a few weeks.
     
    11-02-2007, 03:47 AM
  #7
Yearling
:) Hey,

Yes I have heard of the braiding thing aye. Well you have results so that's good

Do you rug him, and your mare?
     
    11-02-2007, 07:59 AM
  #8
Trained
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Originally Posted by Delregans Way
:) Hey,

Yes I have heard of the braiding thing aye. Well you have results so that's good

Do you rug him, and your mare?
hey hey

Yeah, worked really well. And yes, I rug my horses. Even on hot days they have at least sweat rugs on. Unless of course its one of those stupid hot days and then I let them go rugless :)
     

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